Platform: Windows XP
Number of downloads: 1556
This is a handy utility that scans your hard drive for MP3s and reports any errors to you.
If you've ever downloaded music from the internet, you will no doubt have experienced this.
Install MP3 Check & Convert and you can check the MP3 file as soon as it has downloaded.
Check & Convert is easy to use, with all its functions available at the click of a mouse, and it's extremely fast too. Select the MP3 you wish to check and within seconds you'll know whether or not there's a problem.
If an MP3 is damaged, Check & Convert gives you the option of attempting a repair. It does this by converting the file into WAV format, at which point the errors can be fixed.
The technique isn't guaranteed, but there's a good chance it will work.
Once in WAV format, the music can be played through most types of media player. Of course, the WAV file can be converted back to MP3 format.
MP3 files can be checked in batches rather than individually, with any damaged files moved to a separate location.